The beauty of ClassTag is that you can organize virtually anything that has a date. Whether you are looking to include assignments or days off, scheduling parent teacher conferences or volunteers, all of these options are available on ClassTag. And not only parents will be able to sign up with one click or RSVP, they will also be automatically reminded according to their individual status.
Stay organized by creating activities to keep parents on track with everything that is going on in your class and your school.
To create an activity, Click the "+" orange circle button at the top right of your desktop screen, or tap the orange circle on your tablet or mobile screen, and select the type of activity you wish to create.
Below you will find key activities that you might be looking to organize and the best activity type on ClassTag.
To view or save the cheat sheet, please follow this link.
Events are a great way to organize a party, inform parents about something you are doing in a class, request volunteers for different types of activities in one place, ask parents to join school or class event or even keep parents on track with assignments that you don't need students to turn in.
We also recommend adding the number of items you would want each volunteer to contribute in brackets (e.g., balloons (5 each)) requested from 5 people so that you ensure every student gets one!
Remember: Once you specify the details and click Create Event, it is launched and live on ClassTag apps and website. Notifications to parents' emails and phones will go out only if you clicked 'Announce' in the process of creating an activity or you announced it from the little wheel next to activity name at a later time. Otherwise, the activity will be communicated to parents according to reminders schedule that you can see in the little wheel next to activity name as well. For more information about notifications, see the article on communications.
Individual volunteer requests are great for simple volunteer requests such as field trip chaperones or activity leaders. You can send a volunteer request from any classroom tab you are monitoring. Click '+' sign and ask for help with a 'Volunteer Request'.
To-Do's are great for requests that require parents to complete an action. For these requests, parents need to physically 'check the box' in order for this request to be marketed completed. Some common examples include: submit permission slips, medical records, reading logs, etc.
Do you need to set up a Parent Teacher Conference or office hours when parents can come and check-in with you? This functionality makes it incredibly quick and easy to set it up!
Please review a quick video and step-by-step instructions in a separate help page here.
Tracking Activities: Now that you have created some activities, see "How Do I Track Activites on ClassTag?" for information about how ClassTag makes it easy to stay on top of the activities you have created, easily coordinating and managing the details with the intuitive and sleek ClassTag interface.